The Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Lucy W Irungu, Ph.D. and Professor of Entomology

Profile

Prof. Lucy W Irungu is the Vice-Chancellor of Machakos University and a Professor of Entomology. She graduated from the University of Nairobi (UoN) with a BSc first class honours degree (Entomology) in 1978 from the Department of Entomology. She immediately joined ICIPE as a graduate research scholar and was awarded a scholarship by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation to pursue an MSc degree in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine which she completed in 1979. Prof. Irungu proceeded to Imperial College and the British Museum on internship for six months before returning to ICIPE. In 1981, she was awarded a scholarship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to pursue her PhD. She completed her PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1984 and returned to ICIPE for her postdoctoral work.